Alienware offers discounts on selected systems

Alienware will soon be offering an instant discount on the Area 51 m17x Notebooks and the Area 51 790i Desktops starting on November...

According to I4U, Alienware will soon be offering a $200 instant discount on the Area 51 m17x Notebook (which starts from $1,999) and the Area 51 790i Desktop (which starts from $1,349). This deal will be available from November 26 until December 2, and free shipping is available until December 31.

We reviewed the Alienware Area 51 m17x in September and were really impressed with its performance. However, $200 isn't that much of a deal for this kind of beast, but if you're a fan of the systems then I guess you can't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Alienware Area 51 m17x CNET Networks

The starting price for the Area 51 m17x Notebook gets you:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1GHz
  • 1GB DDR2 667MHz
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1
  • Dual 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT--SLI Enabled
  • Single Drive--160GB 7,200rpm

For a gamer on a budget, however, we recommend the 17-inch Gateway P-7811FX--that's if you can still find it.

At the time of review, the Gateway was priced at $1,449 and included these specs:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 667MHz
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Service Pack 1
  • Single 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
  • Single Drive--200GB 7,200rpm
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